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ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: ‘What’s the difference between an ETF and index fund?’

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'What's the difference between an ETF and index fund?'

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: ‘What’s the difference between an ETF and index fund?’

Certified financial planner Sophia Bera answers: What’s the difference between an ETF and index fund, and which is better? Great question. Before I delve into the specifics, let me give a little context as to why both can be good additions to an investment … Continue reading at

Two Direxion Currency Hedged Leveraged ETFs to Close

While the exchange-traded fund (ETF) boom has been great in expanding the number of tools that investors have to build their portfolios, not every ETF can be a hit. In fact, many new ETFs fail to catch on and reach the critical mass needed to be a viable fund. Continue reading at

Russia ETFs Reward, but Caution is Required

Previously moribund Russian stocks and the corresponding U.S.-listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been among this year's most pleasant surprises in what has been a broad emerging markets rally. For example, the VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (RSX … Continue reading at

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Gold ETF Traders Should Keep These 5 Factors in Mind

As the gold market makes an impressive bull run this year, precious metals exchange traded fund (ETF) investors will have to watch a handful of factors to gauge how far the rally can keep going. Comex gold futures were hovering at around $ 1,287.8 per ounce … Continue reading at

Japan ETFs Try To Get It Together


a performance that easily makes it one of the best-performing exchange traded funds tracking a developed market currency. Predictably, this isn’t good news for equity-based Japan ETFs. To this point in the year, it’s a matter of bad and worse for Japan ETFs. Continue reading at

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First Trust Morningstar Divid Ledr (ETF) (FDL) Short Interest Down 47.1% in April

BB&T Securities increased its position in First Trust Morningstar Divid Ledr (ETF) (NYSE:FDL) by 5.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 32,035 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,694 shares during … Continue reading at

This Emerging Market ETF May Be Popular, but at a Price

Would you pay $ 1,000 for the original iPhone? Of course you wouldn’t. But that’s basically what some institutional investors do all the time when they use exchange traded funds--and why retail investors may be ahead of the curve. Nowhere is this on … Continue reading at

REX Shares Joins Bats Exchange, Launches 2 ETFs

REX Shares became a new issuer to the Bats Exchange on Tuesday with the launch of two new exchange traded funds (ETFs). The pair of ETFs are the REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF (BATS: VMAX) and the REX VolMAXX Inverse VIX Weekly Futures … Continue reading at

How One Manager Is Using ETFs To Dodge Falling Apple Shares

Questions about the tech giant's future earnings loom large, and some investors are reshuffling their exchange-traded fund positions to minimize exposure to Apple. The stock is down 13.5% over the past month amid concerns that slumping iPhone sales will … Continue reading at

Accessing Japan with ETFs - Part 1

The first two months of the year saw total net inflows to Japan-listed exchange traded funds and exchange traded products hit a record $ 9.24bn, according to data from consultancy ETFGI. However, while these domestic Japanese equity ETFs/ETPs have … Continue reading at

* Ron Delegge talks with Rick Ferri (Founder, Portfolio Solutions) about mutual fund vs. ETFs. ETFs are a newer and hotter product on the market. Should you sell all your mutual funds in favor of ETFs? Rick gives some advice that may surprise you.

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